My first anti-BDS battle took place at the 2007 annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, the 35,000-member organization for literature and foreign language teachers. There already had been anti-Israel divestment resolutions at Berkeley, Harvard, MIT and a few other schools, but this was the first major drive at a national faculty association.We debated the […]
Never doubt the power of a good eggplant. “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” is one of 30 films in the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, May 8-19.
Meet Shimon Gal Levy, 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Naval Captain and Harvard grad with a Master’s in Public Policy. Self-starter, team builder, entrepreneur and connoisseur of Detroit Happy Hours. Currently on tour of duty in service to the community as Federation’s Senior Strategic Advisor and a Principal “ingredient” of Detroit’s venture group, Secret Sauce Capital.
Billed as “the ride of a lifetime,” the Israel Ride delivers as promised. According to Andrea (Andy) Roisman, a veteran traveler to Israel and the sole Detroit rider on the 7-day cycling tour this past October, pedaling 250 miles through the desert from Jerusalem to Eilat was a transformative Israel experience.
His teachers describe him as an exemplary student, a natural leader, a consensus builder and a role model. His favorite subjects in school? Biology, Calculus and Talmud. This is Nathaniel Faber – “Nati” as his friends and family call him – a senior at Akiva and the recipient of the 2015 David Hermelin Scholarship Award.